About Sparkhouse Digital

What is Sparkhouse Digital?

Sparkhouse Digital is a comprehensive curriculum platform for ministry directors, teachers, and volunteers that helps manage all planning needs. The platform features more than 20 curricula options and over 15,000 resources across three major age categories: early childhood, children, and youth.

Early Childhood

Frolic Nursery resources are designed for infants, toddlers, and their church nursery caregivers.

Frolic Preschool is a two-year Sunday school curriculum for children ages three to five.

Frolic Family supports parents at church and home with parent-child classes, newsletters, and other resources.

Children

Spark offers a comprehensive, Bible-based Sunday school through four models (Spark All Kids, Spark Classroom, Spark Lectionary, Spark Rotation) for ages two through grade five.

Whirl features Scripture-based lessons with engaging animations, including three models (Whirl All Kids, Whirl Classroom, and Whirl Lectionary) for kids from prekindergarten through grade six.

Holy Moly brings the Bible to life through kindergarten through grade four.

Connect engages pre-teens in grades five and six with a quirky, engaging curriculum that teaches at their level.

Youth

Connect engages pre-teens in grades five and six with a quirky, engaging curriculum that teaches at their level

Colaborate offers four theologically-based confirmation models for general Bible Study, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian doctrines.

Echo the Story helps youth explore the Bible and key stories through creative storytelling in a 12- or 36-session model.

Here We Stand serves as a traditional confirmation curricula for Lutheran youth.

re:form engages youth with real laughs and real substance through three unique models: re:form, re:form Ancestors, and re:form Traditions.

T.B.D.: Think. Believe Do. helps teens unpack their faith with a deep dive into topical conversations like prayer.

  • What is included in Sparkhouse Digital?
    • Sparkhouse Digital offers access to key resources for your favorite Sparkhouse curricula, including:

      • Leader Guides: Online leader guides for each of Sparkhouse’s brands make it easy to preview lessons and articles so you can send them to other leaders and easily plan upcoming lessons for your early childhood, children, and youth programs.
      • Lesson Videos: Library of quality, engaging videos that bring new life to your classroom experience for all age groups, helping to reiterate the content of the lesson.
      • Reproducible Extras: Forms, templates, signs, and coloring pages bring extra visual impact to congregations using Sparkhouse Digital and helps churches simplify parent and volunteer engagement.
      • Exclusive Content: Podcast episodes, how-to resources, and church-to-home resources give you the resources you need to drive better engagement, deeper faith learning, and more consistent attendance across your ministry programs.
      • Monthly Enewsletters: For Sparkhouse Digital Early Childhood subscribers, congregations can enroll families to receive monthly Enewsletters with content customized for the child’s age and month of the year, helping parents understand key developmental and faith milestones.
  • What is my limit for resources that I can download?
    • Sparkhouse Digital subscribers receive unlimited downloads! This gives you the flexibility you need to create a program that works for your students and fit your church’s context.
  • Will I still need to purchase physical materials?
    • Sparkhouse Digital features a blended curricula model, meaning that your leader resources are available digitally and your learner resources (including learner leaflets and student handbooks, Bibles, wall charts and posters, and additional books) are still provided as a print material that you purchase from Sparkhouse. This ensures that you can provide high quality resources for your students at a price that is cost effective for your church.
  • How much does Sparkhouse Digital cost?
    • For more information on pricing for Sparkhouse Digital, please visit our pricing page. Free trials are available for you to experience the digital platform for no cost for the first 30 days. Interested? Sign up for your free trial today!
  • I don’t have regular attendance, how am I supposed to gauge how much I need to pay if it’s priced by student?
    • We know that attendance varies throughout the year, so we recommend that you take an average to determine the appropriate pricing for your church. If you have any questions, please contact our Sales and Service team at 1-877-702-5551.

Sparkhouse Digital Functionality

  • How can I use the different curricula to create a program for my early childhood, Sunday school, or youth group?
    • Customizing your program for your church’s specific needs has never been easier! Sparkhouse Digital offers a state-of-the-art search so that you can easily search all of our curricula to find what you need.
  • How can I use the different curricula to create a program for my early childhood, Sunday school, or youth group?
    • Customizing your program for your church’s specific needs has never been easier! Sparkhouse Digital offers a state-of-the-art search so that you can easily search all of our curricula to find what you need.
      Interested in doing a lesson on Creation? Pull up all of the relevant lessons, and choose the one that makes the most sense for you. Need some supplemental materials for an upcoming lesson? Search the theme, and find the ancillary items that you can download to support what your students are learning.
  • Why would I want access to all of your curricula?
    • Access to all of our curricula on one platform gives you options to create lessons that fit your program’s needs – whether it’s a traditional Sunday school or youth group, weekend lock-in, workshop or for summer. We know that sometimes you like to show videos, and other times, it’s better to have interactive workshops for your kids. Sparkhouse Digital gives you that option – and makes it easy for you to find exactly what you need, when you need it.
  • Will I be able to download learner resources?
    • At this time, you will need to purchase print resources for your students from Sparkhouse. Sparkhouse Digital points you to what you need to purchase, as well as identifies which materials are essential to the lesson.
  • Who can access Sparkhouse Digital at my church?
    • It is up to you for who you would like to access Sparkhouse Digital at your church – you can have unlimited users! We recommend that you provide access to your leaders and volunteers that use your digital resources.
  • Can I add parents and students to Sparkhouse Digital?
    • No, Sparkhouse Digital is designed for leaders and volunteers to help them plan your early childhood, Sunday school, and youth programs.
  • Does Sparkhouse Digital offer an option to connect with parents?
    • With Sparkhouse Digital, you can extend church to home with Sparkhouse Digital’s exclusive resources, such as e-newsletters for early childhood, templates and engagement tools for Sunday school, and tips and tools for your parents of teens.

Current Customers

  • When will you launch Sparkhouse Digital?
    • Sparkhouse Digital will launch July 10, 2018. Current subscribers will receive an email on July 10 with more details.
  • Will my Sparkhouse Online Sunday School subscription automatically renew as Sparkhouse Digital?
    • After Sparkhouse Digital launches, your current subscription will automatically renew as Sparkhouse Digital at the new pricing. When Sparkhouse Digital launches this summer, you will be given access to Sparkhouse Digital and will continue to have access to Sparkhouse Online Sunday School until November 30, 2018.
      As no new information (e.g., plans, leaders, etc.) will be migrated to Sparkhouse Digital after it launches, we recommend that you begin using Sparkhouse Digital as soon as possible.
  • Will my Frolic Online subscription automatically renew as Sparkhouse Digital?
    • After Sparkhouse Digital launches, your current subscription will automatically renew as Sparkhouse Digital at the new pricing. At launch, you will be given access to Sparkhouse Digital and will continue to have access to Frolic Online until November 30, 2018.
  • When will my pricing change to the new subscription rates for Sparkhouse Digital?
    • New subscription rates for Sparkhouse Digital will be implemented at your renewal date for your current subscription. On the Sparkhouse Digital launch date, there will be no change in what you are currently paying until your subscription is up for renewal. For example, if your renewal date is October 31, you will not pay the new Sparkhouse Digital pricing until that date. For more information about pricing, please visit our pricing page.
      As no new information (e.g., e-newsletter recipients) will be migrated to Sparkhouse Digital after launch, we recommend that you begin using Sparkhouse Digital as soon as possible and entering your e-newsletter recipients into Sparkhouse Digital.
  • Will there be any downtime during the conversion process?
    • There will be no downtime during the conversion process. Our goal is to make this migration as easy as possible for you, and as such, you will not see a break in service for your digital platform.
  • Can I try out Sparkhouse Digital before I start using it?
    • All current users of Sparkhouse’s digital products will receive a log-in for Sparkhouse Digital when it launches. We will email current customers with log-in instructions. At this time, you’ll have full access to the site and try everything that Sparkhouse Digital has to offer.
  • When should I migrate to Sparkhouse Digital?
    • We recommend that you choose one of three dates to migrate to Sparkhouse Digital to simplify the process:

      • At launch this summer
      • Prior to fall programming on August 30, 2018
      • Before the end of the lectionary year on November 30, 2018
  • What do I have to do to migrate to Sparkhouse Digital?
    • Migrating to Sparkhouse Digital is easy! In fact, there are only three steps that you have to take to migrate:

      1. Download your existing content from your online platform (e.g., “My Church Files” for Sparkhouse Online Sunday School and e-newsletter subscribers for Frolic Online)
      2. Log in to Sparkhouse Online using your log-in credentials from your existing platform
      3. Start using the platform!

      That’s it – three easy steps!

  • What data will transfer to my Sparkhouse Digital subscription?
    • Existing director and leader information will transfer to Sparkhouse Digital.
  • Will all current user names and passwords transfer to Sparkhouse Digital?
    • We will be migrating director and leader accounts to Sparkhouse Digital. Your username and password will depend on the number of digital platforms you use with 1517 Media:

      • If your church has an account with Sundays and Seasons, and you use the same email to log into either Sparkhouse Online Sunday School or Frolic Online, your user login will be change to the same email address and password as you currently use for SundaysandSeasons.com
      • If your church has an account with Sparkhouse Online Sunday School, your user login will the same email address and password as you currently use for Sparkhouse Online Sunday School
      • If your church has an account with Frolic Online, your user login will be the same email address and password as you currently use for Frolic Online

      • Under your account, you are able to add users (directors and leaders) from the “My Account” page on Sparkhouse Digital.

  • How will I receive news and information about Sparkhouse Digital?
    • To receive news and information about Sparkhouse Digital, sign up here.
  • How will I learn to use Sparkhouse Digital?
    • The developers behind Sparkhouse Digital created it with one goal in mind: keeping it easy-to-use and intuitive for our users. That being said, we have a number of videos and training materials available to help you transition to Sparkhouse Digital. Check out our Resources Library for access to all of these materials.
  • Why can’t I add parents to Sparkhouse Digital like I could with Sparkhouse Online Sunday School?
    • Due to customer feedback about this functionality and how parents used the site, we have removed the option to add parents to your Sparkhouse Digital account. There will still be resources on Sparkhouse Digital that you can download and print to share with your parents and families to extend faith formation from church to home.
  • As a current Sparkhouse Online Sunday School user, will “My Church Files” transfer to Sparkhouse Digital?
    • The “My Church Files” will not transfer to Sparkhouse Digital. Prior to converting to Sparkhouse Digital, please download these files so that you have record of these.
  • Do I have to notify you when I stop using my current digital platform (Frolic Online or Sparkhouse Online Sunday School)?
    • You do not have to notify us once you adopt Sparkhouse Digital. Your access to Frolic Online and/or Sparkhouse Online Sunday School will terminate on November 30, 2018.
  • I am having problems migrating to Sparkhouse Digital, who can I talk to?
    • Our Sales and Service team is available and ready to help you with your migration to Sparkhouse Digital! Email us at webhelp@wearesparkhouse.org or call us at 877-702-5551 for assistance.